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Meeting Notes – August 11, 2010

by Clara on August 12, 2010

Our summer meetings are going well with continuing good attendance by longtime members as well as newcomers. Katherine started the meeting by reading the point-by-point summary of the DBSA support group guidelines. Share the air One person speaks at a time What is said here stays here Differences of opinion are o.k. We are all […]

Book List – Depression

by Sierra on August 11, 2010

Depression: The Mood Disease Author: Francis Mark Mondimore Member Review: A readable, informative, consumer’s guide to depression, though less detailed than “Overcoming Depression” by Demitri and Janice Papolos. Review from: MentalHelp.net Living Without Depression and Manic Depression: A Workbook for Maintaining Mood Stability Author: Mary Ellen Copeland Member Review: A self-help workbook to supplement treatment […]

Meeting Notes – August 4, 2010

by Clara on August 11, 2010

We were happy to see another big gathering for out regular meeting at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto. We followed our usual format and went around the circle to introduce ourselves. Katherine reviewed the success of this year’s bipolar day. The slides from the Presentations: 2010 – 6th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day are […]

Book List – Treatments

by KL on August 4, 2010

Electroshock: Restoring the Mind Author: M. D. Max Fink Member Review: A useful book for anyone considering Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT). It gives a thorough discussion of the procedure and an extensive discussion of the controversies that surround it. The author argues that electroshock therapy is now a safe, effective, painless, and sometimes life-saving treatment for […]

Meeting Notes – July 21, 2010

by Clara on August 2, 2010

We have been enjoying good turnouts for our support group meetings. This was true last night as well. About two dozen members and visitors gathered together for the meeting at our new quarters at the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto. The first order of business , even before introductions, was the discussion of Stanford […]

Weekly creative writing class at Stanford “How do you help yourself manage your depression?” is one of the most frequent topics for discussion in our meetings. The suggestions always include writing and journaling as methods to help yourself. DBSA Palo Alto members are very fortunate because we have access to a free weekly writing workshop […]